re·li·ance /ri-'lī-əns/ n
1: the act of relying
reliance on a promise

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun acceptance, affiance, assurance, assuredness, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, credence, credulity, dependability, dependence, expectation, faith, rides, fiducia, security, support, sureness, troth, trust II index confidence (faith), credence, credit (delayed payment), faith, mainstay, prospect (outlook), security (safety), trust (confidence), weight (credibility)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Trust or confidence that someone will do something or that something will happen; a belief that something will happen that causes the believer to do something he or she would not have done otherwise.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Dependence on another person's (or entity's) statements or actions. Reasonable reliance on another person's statements may, in some cases, lead to a claim of fraud. (See also: reasonable reliance)
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. Dependence; trust; confidence in the support of someone or something.
@ detrimental reliance
The relying by one party on the representations of another to the detriment of the first party's position or welfare. It may be a cause for bringing an action for recovery of damages due to fraud.
=>> estoppel, reliance.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   acting upon another's statement of alleged fact, claim or promise. In contracts, if someone takes some steps ("changes his position" is the usual legal language) in reliance on the other's statement, claim or promise then the person upon whom the actor relied is entitled to contend there is a contract he/she can enforce. However, the reliance must be reasonable.
   See also: reasonable reliance

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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